From study skills to research skills, Criminology Skills gives students the tools needed to succeed in the study of criminology. Beginning with an introduction to finding, using, and evaluating criminological resources, it allows students to establish a strong skills foundation right from the start. The book then moves into more advanced levels of study, covering academic skills, and finally, research skills. Offering coverage of practical, academic, and research skills in one manageable volume, Criminology Skills is an excellent study skills book for criminology students at all levels of study. FEATURES * Written in lively, student-friendly language * Integrates real-world examples and engaging exercises throughout, encouraging students to put the skills they are learning into a practical context * Comprehensive coverage of research methods, ethics, and data analysis * Accompanied by a comprehensive Companion Website (www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199597376) with a rich variety of student resources--practical exercises, animated walkthroughs showing how to use online databases, activities to help test students' understanding of ethical considerations as well as the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods, and moreOveruse of quotations Although the judicious use of quotations can really strengthen your argument and provide ... Have a look at the extract taken from an essay on crime statistics as it demonstrates one of the most common problems that arise in relation to quotations in student essays. ... longer quotations and those that are complete sentences in their own right should be presented as block quotations.
|Author||:||Emily Finch, Stefan Fafinski|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2012-03-08|